Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville, last week crafted an amendment to a health care bill that would allow the state to randomly drug test welfare recipients.
Starting in March, able-bodied Hoosiers without dependents will need to be employed or attend a job training program to continue receiving SNAP benefits.
The legislature has voted down a bill three years in a row that would drug test welfare recipients, but some legislators say they will continue to propose it.
A measure that aimed to require drug testing for welfare recipients
The Indiana legislature passed a number of key issues this year, many of them controversial.
Some measures that passed the legislature this year include a reduction of the business personal property tax and changes to the state's criminal code.
Th new version of the bill requires only welfare recipients with drug convictions to be drug tested.
An amended version of the drug testing bill for welfare recipients is available for amendments today.
State Senator Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) made changes to his proposed bill that would drug test welfare recipients in the state.
Changes approved by the Senate committee may have left the program too minimal to have a meaningful impact.